Before there was Jersey Shore, Big Brother, or the Real Housewives franchise, there was The Real World. The MTV present, which premiered in 1992, didn’t invent the concept of actuality TV. But the present a few group of strangers dwelling collectively for a number of months popularized the style.
The first season of The Real World noticed a bunch of 20somethings dwelling in a shared loft in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. Season 2 was set in Los Angeles. But it was with season three that the present actually began to make its mark. The San Francisco-set season (which aired in 1994) featured groundbreaking moments like a same-sex dedication ceremony and a divisive housemate who stays one of the vital memorable actuality TV villains ever.
Now, extra 25 years after the present first aired, let’s examine in with The Real World: San Francisco housemates and see the place they’re now.
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Pedro Zamora broke obstacles as one of many first brazenly homosexual, HIV-positive males to seem on tv. During his time on the present, the younger activist helped educate his roommates and TV viewers on what it was wish to dwell as a homosexual man with HIV. His relationship with boyfriend Sean Stasser was seen on the present, and their same-sex dedication ceremony was the primary ever seen on U.S. tv.
Zamora died on November 11, 1994, simply hours after The Real World Season three finale aired. He was 22 years previous.
Cartoonist Judd Winick was 24 when he moved into The Real World home. He rapidly grew to become near Zamora and has continued to talk about his late friend and work to coach others about HIV/AIDS. In 2000, he printed the graphic novel Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned. He’s additionally written for DC Comics, together with Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow. He is married to his Real World castmate Pam Ling.
Pam Ling had a boyfriend when she moved into The Real World home. But the medical pupil rapidly developed a friendship with Winick. While producers hoped a romance would blossom between the 2, they stored it platonic till after the cameras stopped rolling, in keeping with a 2016 profile in The New York Times. Today, Ling is a professor of drugs on the University of California, San Francisco, the place she research tobacco advertising and marketing. She and Winick married in 2001. They’re nonetheless collectively and have two youngsters.
Twenty-year-old Cory Murphy was a pupil on the University of California, San Diego, when she joined the forged of The Real World: San Francisco. After the present, she was a bridesmaid in Winick and Ling’s wedding ceremony, in keeping with the Nob Hill Gazette. But she’s stored a reasonably low profile since her time on MTV. As of 2008, she was a mother of two youngsters and dealing as a instructor, in keeping with People.
Republican and Arizona native Rachel Campos (now Rachel Campos-Duffy) clashed with a few of her extra liberal Real World housemates throughout her time on the present. In 1999, she appeared on Road Rules: All Stars, the place she met Real World: Boston forged member Sean Duffy. They married in 1999. Duffy served as Republican Congressional consultant from Wisconsin from 2010 to 2019, when he stepped down. The couple has 9 youngsters, together with Valentina StellaMaris, born in October 2019.
Musician Mohammed Bilal might have been probably the most easy-going and down to earth of the San Francisco housemates. These days, he’s nonetheless dwelling within the Bay Area and is now working at Stanford University, the place he’s the Associate Dean and Director, Office of Inclusion, Belonging, and Intergroup Dialogue, in keeping with his LinkedIn profile.
London-born Jo Rhodes moved into the home after David “Puck” Rainey was evicted. In 2005, she appeared on the Real World/Road Rules Challenge. Since then, she’s stored out of the general public eye and her present whereabouts are unknown.
David ‘Puck’ Rainey
Bike messenger David “Puck” Rainey managed to conflict with just about everybody in The Real World home from the second he moved in. He had an particularly tense relationship with Zamora, with Zamora complaining of Rainey’s homophobia. The roommates finally voted to evict Rainey. In 2003, he appeared on the Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Battle of the Sexes. He’s additionally frolicked in jail. As of 2013, he was dwelling off the grid on a farm close to Lancaster, California, in keeping with a profile at MTV.com.